Ducklings vs large crows etc.
My ducks have been setting awhile and because I have a nice habitat for all creatures the crows hang out too.They have actually attacked hawks that were dive bombing the ducks so I feel they have a spot here. But now that eggs are around it seems they are swooping down as if in search of,,,,,, babies perhaps? I don't know if any will hatch as only one seems to be a REALLY good setter and even she changed nests half way through. Do the crows smell the eggs? Are they awaiting live chicks?
How do you get the ducklings from the mom if they hatch when Im not around? I fear for them with hawks,turtles and crows about. They all get secured at night. Would a crow fight the mother?
Will the drakes kill ?
Anyone have experience? What do I do to prepare just in case we get ducklings?